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Roads expected to be slick as snow falls across the region

There's potential for roads that get snow to freeze, stay slick into Wednesday

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Snowfall is expected to create slick conditions on roads starting Tuesday night.

Crews continue to work on treating roads all over our area to keep drivers as safe as possible heading into Wednesday morning's commute.

Crews spent much of Tuesday putting a salt solution down on many of the main and secondary roads in Christiansburg.

A spokeswoman says crews started pre-treating roads Monday, covering all the town's main roads, going into neighborhoods and even covering back roads around shopping centers.

Crews are monitoring conditions right now, and they'll be out clearing roads when needed.

In Roanoke, crews are coming in starting at 11 p.m., with more staff coming in overnight for snow removal if needed.

In Lynchburg, crews are loading all of the salt spreaders and plows on their trucks and making one last mechanical check on their equipment.

Although Lynchburg Public Works doesn't have the capability to pre-treat roads, there will be crews working overnight and into Wednesday, with spreader and plow operations conducted as needed.

Storm Team 10 advised that the low temperatures Wednesday will create the potential for roads that get snow to freeze and stay slick.


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